Law School

Audio: China, Its Economy and the World

August 24, 2015

Jacques DeLisle of the Law School and Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School are interviewed about China’s economy and its effect on the U.S.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Social Security Benefits in Limbo for Some Same-Sex Couples

August 19, 2015

Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School is quoted on historic civil rights cases relevant today.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Professor Works on Local Detail into a Novel of World War II

August 17, 2015


Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School is featured for his latest book, Allegiance.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Why Republicans Can’t Stop Obama’s Executive Actions on Day One

August 17, 2015


Cary Coglianese of the Law School says, “Assuming you really want to change the policies, that’s going to be hard to do by changing a regulation.”

Article Source: National Journal

Breaches in the Wall of Separation

August 11, 2015


Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for researching the influence of state authorities on churches during the early decades of American life. The article contains a link to a Law School podcast.

Article Source: Economist

Government Pension Cuts Tangled in Patchwork of Legal Rulings

July 23, 2015

David Skeel of the Law School is quoted.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820July 17, 2015

Two Penn Undergraduates Study ‘Crimes That Changed Our World’

Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Aaron Wolff from Great Neck, N.Y. and Taryn MacKinney of Fort Collins, Colo. are studying sensational crimes that have shaped the justice system.

This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes. 

Obama’s Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Decree

July 14, 2015

Paul Robinson of the Law School pens an op-ed about President Obama’s use of presidential clemency to change federal sentencing policy concerning nonviolent drug offenses.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Bernie Sanders’ Misleading Characterization of a Controversial Gun Law

July 10, 2015

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School is quoted about gun safety and gun-control laws.

Article Source: Washington Post

Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Case Is Part of An Age-old Battle in U.S.

July 9, 2015

Sarah Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the origin of the political import of displays like the Ten Commandments monument.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times